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Alicia Vikander Lands Female Lead in Tom Hooper’s ‘Danish Girl’

Alicia Vikander is in negotiations to star opposite Eddie Redmayne in the Working Title drama “The Danish Girl.”

Tom Hooper is directing the pic with Lucinda Coxon adapting the script.

The film will be based on David Ebershoff’s novel of the same name, a fictionalized account of the life of married Danish painters Einar and Gerda Wegener. In 1930, Einar Wegener underwent the surgery and became Lili Elbe.

Producers are Hooper, Pretty Pictures’ Gail Mutrux, Anne Harrison, Linda Reisman and Working Title’s Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan.

Since breaking out in the critically acclaimed “A Royal Affair,” Vikander is moving to join the ranks of Hollywood’s next generation of leading ladies.

Vikander has a handful of films set to bow in the next year, including Warner Bros. “The Man From U.N.C.L.E,” “Testament of Youth” opposite Kit Harington, and TWC’s “Tulip Fever.”

She is repped by UTA, Tavistock Management and Actors in Scandinavia.

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